Joe Conte, the former chairman of the Jersey City Democratic Party and aide to former Mayor Jerramiah Healy, today told the Jersey Journal that he is running for the Assembly in the 31st District.
You can read the story here.
Conte is challenging Assemblyman Charlie Mainor (D-31), a close ally of state Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31).
It will be a tough challenge for Conte.
Sources say Mainor is likely to get the support of the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO) and be well positioned to win re-election next year.
Perennial candidate businessman Bruce Alston is also running for the seat, according to The Journal.